FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Apr 2015 11:02:56 -0700UN peacekeepers come under fire in north Mali near Timbuktu, Mali (AP) — Armed separatist fighters fired upon U.N. peacekeeping vehicles near Timbuktu in northern Mali on Tuesday, U.N. officials said, marking a further setback for the country's fragile peace process.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Apr 2015 17:21:42 GMTSerenity Now: Hard-earned peace on Arizona canyon hike, Ariz. (AP) — Framed by pitch-black canyon walls rising monumentally on either side of the rushing, rain-swollen Havasu Creek, the night sky burst with snow-white stars and Milky Way swirls.By GIOVANNA DELL'ORTOtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelWaterfallsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureEnvironment and natureArizonaFlagstaffUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:45:00 GMTObama says too many instances of police interacting with blacks in troubling ways (AP) — Obama says too many instances of police interacting with blacks in troubling ways.wGovernment and politics, 28 Apr 2015 16:52:19 GMTTexas asks appeals court to uphold voter photo ID law ORLEANS (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a Texas law requiring specific forms of photo identification for voters faced close questioning in a federal appeals court Tuesday on whether the law was meant to discriminate against minorities and whether there are ways to remedy it.By KEVIN McGILLaGeneral newsState legislatureNational courtsVotingElectionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNew OrleansNorth AmericaLouisiana, 28 Apr 2015 17:27:22 GMTSurvivors of Colorado theater shooting begin testifying, Colo. (AP) — Katie Medley was nine months pregnant, so she picked a seat near the exit door, just in case she went into labor when her husband and a friend took her to see the "Batman" premiere nearly three years ago.By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:55:02 GMTJudge hears from state cop in Detroit boy-in-basement case (AP) — A 12-year-old Detroit boy who was missing for 11 days last summer seemed relieved that his father wasn't around when he was discovered in the basement, a police officer testified Tuesday.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:16:24 GMTTop-seeded Pliskova reaches 2nd round of Prague Open (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic overcame a slow start, cold and rain to defeat Annika Beck of Germany in the first round of the Prague Open on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCzech RepublicPragueGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Apr 2015 17:15:40 GMT'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' get a leading 12 Tony noms YORK (AP) — The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTony AwardsCelebrityMusicAward showsPerforming artsEntertainmentEventsMovies, 28 Apr 2015 17:29:47 GMTChicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment (AP) — Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without changes, a similar accident could happen elsewhere.By JASON KEYSERaBusinessGeneral newsTransportationAccidentsMass transit systemsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 18:02:11 GMTDispute outside church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured YORK (AP) — A long-running feud between two men ended in bloodshed when a gunfight broke out at a funeral in Brooklyn, leaving one of them dead, police said Tuesday.By KAREN MATTHEWS and TOM HAYSaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesEarly careerViolent crimeCrimeCareersBusinessBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityBronxUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:35:49 GMTIran seizes cargo ship after firing warning shots, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.By ADAM SCHRECK and ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsArmed forcesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseTehranIranStrait of HormuzDubaiHamburgUnited StatesPersian GulfMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:26:04 GMTNFL relinquishing tax-exempt status (AP) — The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a "distraction."By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsProfessional footballFootball, 28 Apr 2015 17:48:49 GMTNational Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore (AP) — National Guardsmen took up positions across the city and hundreds of volunteers began sweeping the streets of broken glass and other debris Tuesday, the morning after riots erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.By TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsRiotsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriArrestsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsPolitical and civil unrestEventsLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFiresAccidents and disastersBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:33:05 GMTLove Your Lines: stretch marks go viral in support of women YORK (AP) — Karly Vedan was 9 when she first noticed stretch marks popping on her legs.By LEANNE ITALIEaGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsSocial mediaOnline mediaMedia, 28 Apr 2015 17:31:42 GMTSaudi Arabia foils US Embassy attack, arrests 93 suspects, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State group who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live.By AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsEmbassiesArrestsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeSaudi ArabiaRiyadhJiddahMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:43:59 GMTBurundi has 3rd day of protests against president, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's anti-government street demonstrations continued for a third day Tuesday as residents protest President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.By ANDREW NJUGUNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsBurundiBujumburaRwandaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 28 Apr 2015 16:55:30 GMTCoast Guard identifies victims of weekend boating disaster ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The search for four boaters missing since a powerful storm swamped a weekend sailboat race continued Tuesday as officials identified two victims as men from Louisiana and Mississippi.By JOHNNY CLARKaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMobileAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:07:38 GMTHouse GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba (AP) — House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsLegislatureBlockadesLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment regulationsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleTravel safetyGeneral newsPolitical organizationsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 18:06:30 GMTEU border agents too busy to screen migrants (AP) — Border agents are so busy dealing with the record number of migrants entering the European Union that they can no longer screen people properly, leaving them to slip deeper into the EU unidentified, Europe's border agency Frontex said Tuesday.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEurope, 28 Apr 2015 16:47:01 GMTObama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks (AP) — As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsRiotsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral news, 28 Apr 2015 18:00:36 GMTWhite Sox-Orioles postponed again in riot-ravaged Baltimore (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday after a night of rioting near Camden Yards.By DAVID GINSBURGaGeneral newsSportsRiotsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 16:50:49 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Obama: No excuse for riot p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesRiotsMunicipal governmentsSocial mediaInjuriesState governmentsProfessional baseballPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsFiresAccidents and disastersHealthBaseballMen's sportsSportsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 16:55:54 GMTJapan PM sidesteps question on apologizing for WWII abuses (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sidestepped a question on whether he would apologize for the sexual enslavement of women by Japan's army during World War II.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWorld War IIEventsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 16:54:54 GMTTipsarevic beats Tomic in 3 sets at BMW Open in Munich (AP) — Wild-card entry Janko Tipsarevic rallied to beat sixth-seeded Bernard Tomic 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the BMW Open clay-court tournament on Tuesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 17:24:29 GMTUS Attorney to monitor probe of fatal shooting by ICE agent (AP) — U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says her office will closely monitor the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Detroit man by a federal agent who was part of a fugitive apprehension team seeking him on a warrant.By COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 16:54:21 GMTNational Football League giving up tax-exempt status; Goodell says it was a 'distraction'. (AP) — National Football League giving up tax-exempt status; Goodell says it was a 'distraction'.wGeneral newsSportsFootballNFL footballProfessional football, 28 Apr 2015 17:05:06 GMTStocks mostly higher as company earnings reports pour in YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Tuesday afternoon, erasing losses from earlier in the day, as investors worked through the latest round of earnings reports. Pharmaceutical stocks rose after drug giant Merck reported better-than-expected results.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsInformation technologyStock marketsCommodity marketsGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 18:07:13 GMTThings to know on Day 2 of Colorado theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — The death penalty trial for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes entered its second day Tuesday. Here's a look at where things stand:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSmall businessMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:16:06 GMT'Partridge Family' child star Suzanne Crough dies in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show, "The Partridge Family," has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 18:04:06 GMTSri Lanka's Parliament clips presidential powers, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to clip the extensive powers of the president, making him answerable to Parliament, a key pledge President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 17:59:59 GMTMadeleine McCann's parents win Portuguese libel case, Portugal (AP) — The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance, according to a Lisbon court ruling published Tuesday.By BARRY HATTONiGeneral newsMissing personsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimePortugalLisbonWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 16:59:08 GMTOklahoma court favors Continental CEO in $1B divorce case CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the ex-wife of billionaire energy tycoon Harold Hamm in their near-$1 billion divorce settlement.aGeneral newsDivorce and separationsCorporate legal affairsFamily issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsBusinessOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:31:56 GMTTexas inmate facing execution has at least 3 appeals pending, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate scheduled to be executed for the stabbing death of a corrections officer more than 15 years ago had at least three appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCorrectional systemsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsTexasHuntsvilleHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 18:03:22 GMTMan held in bar fight that left Nicki Minaj crew member dead (AP) — A musician says an argument outside a Philadelphia bar led to a stabbing that killed a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCelebrityViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:26:51 GMTKirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (AP) — Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he said Tuesday.sSportsDiagnosis and treatmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:24:34 GMTUN: More than 300,000 driven from homes in Yemen's conflict, Yemen (AP) — More than 300,000 Yemenis have been driven from their homes by a month of violence in the impoverished Arab nation, double the number only two weeks ago, amid escalating fighting with Shiite rebels and the continued Saudi-led air campaign, a United Nations agency said Tuesday.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaIranMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 17:19:53 GMTRare Robert Redford family reunion at Chaplin Awards YORK (AP) — Robert Redford says getting his entire family in one place at one time can be a challenge.By LAURI NEFFaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentReunionsCelebrityOccasionsLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:47:11 GMTDefense: No evidence of Hamptons rape to support charges, N.Y. (AP) — A defense attorney says there are inconsistencies in an Irish tourist's testimony that she was raped in 2013 by a New York City investment banker she met at a Hamptons nightclub.aBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:36:02 GMTChoppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersForeign aidEventsNatural disastersAccidentsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNepalIndiaKathmanduSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 28 Apr 2015 17:51:58 GMTThe bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is "an immigrant nation" and value the contribution immigrants make to the country.By DANICA COTOpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigrationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsPuerto RicoUnited StatesMexicoCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 28 Apr 2015 17:59:17 GMTLG's new G4 phones will have leather backs YORK (AP) — LG is making smartphones with leather backs as it seeks to distinguish its phones from Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy smartphones.htBusinessTechnology, 28 Apr 2015 17:53:27 GMTRegions Bank fined $7.5 million for illegal overdraft fees YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for illegally charging customers for overdraft protection.By KEN SWEETfBusinessConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairs, 28 Apr 2015 17:20:52 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Rev. Jackson tours Baltimore p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesRiotsMunicipal governmentsSocial mediaInjuriesState governmentsProfessional baseballGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsOnline mediaMediaViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsFiresAccidents and disastersHealthBaseballMen's sportsSportsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:41:20 GMTJudge dismisses lawsuit in Little League retribution case, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Connecticut father who said a baseball Little League demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team because of the father's plans to build affordable housing next to a former league official's home.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryBridgeportDarienConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:09:05 GMTMigrant soccer team's goal: Integration into southern Italy, Italy (AP) — A soccer team fielding only African migrants is hoping to win hearts and games in one of Italy's poorest regions, where locals and foreigners once clashed in bloody fights.iGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 17:27:18 GMTObama, Abe claim progress in crucial bilateral trade talks (AP) — President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared progress Tuesday in trade talks between their two nations, stopping short of announcing a breakthrough in negotiations that are central to a massive 12-nation trade deal that would open markets around the Pacific rim to U.S. exports.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesJapanNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 16:46:29 GMTMuguruza wins as top 4 seeds advance to 2nd round in Morocco, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain and No. 2 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland won in straight sets to reach the second round of the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMoroccoGermanyNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 17:52:40 GMTFirst lady promotes student foreign exchanges FALLS, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama said Tuesday that all of America's students should have the opportunity to interact with kids from other countries so they can learn about each other and realize what they have in common, instead of focusing on their differences.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesVirginiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 16:50:50 GMTSenate panel advances bill to overhaul chemical regulation (AP) — A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate.By MATTHEW DALYwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeLegislationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 17:19:37 GMTPanama Canal installs final lock gate as part of expansion CITY (AP) — The Panama Canal is installing the last of 16 giant lock gates that are a key part of the waterway's multibillion-dollar expansion.iBusinessGeneral newsPanamaPanama CityPanama CanalCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Apr 2015 16:58:55 GMT